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Top 5 -yesterday
- What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?
- “Our ToBRFV-resistant variety has been preferred by our producers in wide areas since 2020"
- 2022 Year Overview: 10 stories on greenhouse expansion
- New horticultural lighting technical requirements launched
- "Greek producers, who also purchase their plants from Spanish nurseries, have reported the same quality issue in strawberry plants as Spanish producers"
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- Zambia: "We produce 5,000 units of lettuce per week, per tunnel, year-round"
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
"Expanding population puts pressure on food production"
We must be aware of what needs to happen to feed 2 billion more people, LSU AgCenter associate vice president Gina Eubanks said at the Farm & Table New Orleans conference on Sept. 8.
A hundred years ago, 40 percent of the U.S. population was on the farm; now it’s less than 2 percent, said John Purcell, vice president and global vegetables research and development lead with Monsanto.
“The folks who have it on their shoulders is a smaller and smaller sliver of society,” Purcell said. “We need to support agriculture at all levels — local and worldwide.”
The world needs all forms of agriculture and all sorts of farmers, he said. “Not only farmers, but also the chef, grower and packer to be successful.”
A lot of food is left in the field because it’s not “on spec,” Purcell said. “We’ve become spoiled as consumers.”
“There’s no one solution” to feeding the world, Eubanks said. “Technology will have an impact on food availability.”
Other speakers at the conference addressed sustainable seafood practices, the influence of nutrition research on diets and farmer-restaurant relationships.
Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the LSU AgCenter, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the National Farm-to-Table Alliance, the conference focused on the use of locally sourced foods as well as the challenges of worldwide hunger.
“We were looking for a diverse audience to bring all parties together,” said Katie Calabrese, director of trade shows and conferences for the convention center.
A Saturday activity day on Sept. 9 featured activities for the public to learn about the food production chain. “The festival is free and fun for everyone to attend,” Calabrese said.
Source: LSU AgCenter (Richard Bogren)
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